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Award winners revealed for Sooke Fine Arts Show – Saanich News – Saanich News



The envelope, please – or at least the virtual one.

Winners of the Sooke Fine Arts Show awards were announced at a live online award winners show on July 24.

In all, 19 awards totalling $12,000 are distributed each year to the most talented artists from B.C.’s coastal islands who have an art piece in the Sooke Fine Arts Show.

The award categories include eight Awards of Excellence, five Honourable Mentions, three Juror’s Choice awards, the District of Sooke Award, the Jan Johnson Award for Social Commentary, and the Designers’ Choice Award, chosen by the design team and show designer, and seven Youth Art awards.

The popular People’s Choice and Children’s Choice Awards will be announced on the last day of the show on Aug. 2.

Jurors Emily Hermant, Carey Newman, and John Stuart Pryce reviewed almost 350 art pieces accepted into this year’s show to determine the SFAS 2021 awards and special recognition pieces.

Here is a list of the winners:

Awards of Excellence – Growth in Confinement by Lainey Thompson; Acorn Catchers by Martina Edmondson; Spiral Basket Weave Illusion Platter by Raymond Sapergia; Strings Attached by Poulami Banerjee; Kwaguilth Man Bronze by Richard Hunt; As Common As by Gordon Reisig; Tree Spirits by Marc Baur.

Honourable Mention Awards – Consumed by Vanity by Louise Huneck; Indigo by Meghan Crow; Shards by Valerie Kuehne; Andy by Wendy Chartrand; Made by Wolves by Judy Weeden.

Jurors’ Choice Awards – Juror Carey Newman – Growth in Confinement by Lainey Thompson; Juror Emily Hermant – Acorn Catchers by Martina Edmondson; Juror John Stuart Pryce – Tree Spirits by Marc Baur.

District of Sooke Award – Misplaced Cart by Michael Gabelmann.

Jan Johnson Award for Social Commentary – Along the Fraser by Susan Purney Mark.

Designers’ Choice Award – Isabella Arabesque by Sheena McCorquodale.

Youth Art Awards – Award of Distinction: Flower on Fire by Mariah Madill; Inspiration Award: Reborn by Brendyn Wilmshurst.

Youth Art Honourable Mention – Tedious Thirds by Lindsay Van Rooyen; Together We Are More by Brendyn Wilmshurst.

Youth Art Jurors’ Choice Awards – Juror Eunmi Conacher – Elements of Design – Line by Okemezino Stacey Afiegbe; Juror M-E Schell – Soaring Beyond Reality by Makayla Madill; Juror Shannon Lee Rae – Embracing Femininity by Makayla Madill.

The Sooke Fine Arts Show runs online until Aug. 2.

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Your hand-me-down art can be loved again: Art Attic is back – CambridgeToday



Is there something sitting in your closet collecting dust? The Cambridge Art Attic will take it.

The Cambridge Art Attic Silent Auction is back and looking for donations of art and home décor. As the Cambridge Art Guild’s largest annual fundraiser, the event supports the Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA). 

The 11th annual Art Attic Silent Auction will be held at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts on June 16, from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., June 17, from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. and June 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Art Attic is accepting donations of art including prints, originals, and home décor, all priced to sell.

Visitors will have an opportunity to bid on and purchase art donated by local artists and the community.

The Cambridge Art Attic, an initiative of the Cambridge Arts Guild, is the primary fundraiser that supports the city’s art scene.

“We are so excited to see the silent auction return this year,” said Lori Bennett, chair of the Cambidge Art Attic.

“This is our major fundraiser that allows us to support our programs and events. Art Attic allows people to donate their previously loved art that they no longer use or have space for, and they know that someone else will love that piece of art again.”

Art can be dropped off at 60 Dickson St. For hours visit here

And for those doing some spring cleaning or decorating and have some art to donate, the Art Attic also accepts pieces year-round. 

“We get some items and we think, this doesn’t have much value, and then you find out it’s an antique piece. Someone will come in and get really excited about it,” Bennett said.

Proceeds from the Art Attic Silent Auction will support the Cambridge Arts Guild with local art initiatives including Cookies and Kids Theatre, Cambridge Studio Tour, the Juried Art Show, Artist in Residence, and Christmas in Cambridge. .

The Cambridge Centre for the Arts provides quality arts programming through classes, workshops, an art gallery, special events, and an artist in residence program.

The CCA is a municipally operated community arts centre that enriches and engages area residents, artists and organizations through quality artistic experiences and opportunities that stimulate, promote, and support the arts in Cambridge.

The CCA encourages participation and inspires an appreciation for the arts.

“Art speaks to people,” Bennett said.

“You see people’s faces light up at the auction when they see that special something that speaks to them. They can give it new life and enjoy it for years to come. It’s a win win for everyone.”

For more information, visit the Art Attic Facebook page.  The Arts Guild is also looking for new volunteers or to help with the silent auction. To volunteer, contact Wanda Schaefer at 519-623-1340 ext. 4491.

For more information, visit here.

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Goddesses, she-devils and a tangle with textiles – the week in art – The Guardian



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Art Beat: Have you visited the halls of healing arts at the hospital? – Coast Reporter



The Sechelt Hospital Foundation has welcomed Levi Purjue, an artist who contributed to the Art of Healing fundraising event, for its May rotating gallery at Sechelt Hospital. 

Located between the lab and physiotherapy offices, select works of art are available each month for sale to the general public or hospital staff. 

Further down the hall, visitors will find more of Levi’s works on display. 

Funds from the Art of Healing event helped to purchase a new X-ray for Sechelt Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department. 

Nature of Grief artist talk at GPAG May 28

The public is invited to learn more about Amberlie Perkin’s work in her The Nature of Grief exhibition at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. Perkin will be providing an artist talk on Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m. 

Amberlie is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice includes sculpture, installation, printmaking, and painting.  

With interests in the interplay of grief and ecology, nature and the body, Perkin’s creative process evokes “the materiality of mourning” using grief and loss as lively material with which to build new forms while formalizing the presence of absence.  

More information is online at 

Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir concerts May 28 and 30

The Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir will present an eclectic mix of choral music for all ages on Friday, May 28 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 30 (3 p.m.). 

The Friday concert takes place at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church in Sechelt. 

The Sunday matinee will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Gibsons. 

The choir’s website has more information: 

The Peanut Butter Jam at the Roberts Creek Legion May 28

Roger Camp and fellow rockers Slightly Twisted & Friends will present The Peanut Butter Jam at the Roberts Creek Legion on May 28. It’s the group’s first time performing at the venue since 2020. 

Camp’s friend and fellow Canadian classic rocker Al Harlow will make an appearance.  

As is customary with Peanut Butter Jam events, cash donations will benefit the local food bank. 

The show starts at 8 p.m. on May 28. 

Coast Fiddler Camp coming in July

The Sunshine Coast Fiddlers are offering a Coast Fiddler Camp, to take place July 18 through 20 at Davis Bay Community Hall. Instructors will include JJ Guy, Gordon Stobbe, Geoff Horrocks, Trish Horrocks and Jennie Bice. 

Advance registration is required and is open now. For more information about the Coast Fiddlers and how to join, email 

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